7-day long National Workshop on Yoga completed successfully
“Yoga should be included in regular academic curriculum” : Prof BK Triparthi, Director, Inter University Centre for Teacher Education, BHU, Varanasi
August 8, 2021, 9th Mile, Meghalaya: Yoga can be a great medium to overcome the crisis in personality development arising due to the pandemic situation. The whole community is affected after this global pandemic and because of this personality development has been affected along with physical and mental problems. During this period, attention was given to develop immunity, breathing exercises, diet and being mentally healthy. Yoga practices have proved to be a great medium in solving all these problems. Even today many people are under the influence of this epidemic in some form or the other. To deal with such situation, a 7-days national workshop was successfully organized under the joint aegis of the Department of Physiotherapy, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya and the Faculty & department of Yoga, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh from 2nd-8th August 2021 on the theme “Yoga to Overcome Crisis in Personality Development due to prolonged Covid-19″.
The workshop consisted of practical sessions along with presentations, discussion and lectures on 7 different themes for 7 days. It started with an inaugural session with the theme propagating yoga to fight back the recent surge in pandemic and the new-normal life. Prof. Shripraksah Mani Triparthi, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak had graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The keynote speaker of the inaugural session was Prof. B.R. Ramakrishna, Honourable Vice Chancellor of S-VYASA, Bangalore. The Chairperson of the session Prof GD Sharma, Honourable Vice Chancellor, USTM discussed about disciplined way of lifestyle, different components of personality development, the contribution of yoga and other ancient knowledge in the personality development of an individual. He also said own mind control will help the inner personality building.
Second Session was presided by Prof .N.V Raghuram, Yogbharti, USA on the theme “Yoga and meditation are the Key players in stress management and in the management of depression during the prolonged Covid 19 situation and other health routine. The theme of third session was “Yoga as complete solution for Life Management”. The session was presided by Chairperson Prof. Ishwar Bhardwaj, Former Dean, Faculty of Medical science and Health, Professor & Head, Department of Yoga where the silent features of Yoga for Psychosocial factors, Healthy life style, Fitness and Wellness, Mental Peace were discussed. The Fourth session was on the topic “Role of Yoga in Treatment and Preventions”. The session was presided by Chairperson: Prof Jitendra Kr. Sharma, Prof. Deptt. of Yoga, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, M.P. The session enlightened the benefit of Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Diet & Nutrition in Increasing immunity along with Yoga and remedies for problems related to digestive system. The Fifth Session was on the theme “The mechanism to overcome the Common problems such as diabetes / uncontrolled blood pressure / obesity / heart disease / corona related problems with yogic practices”. The session was presided by Chairperson Prof. Alok Shotriya, Dean & HOD Yoga, IGNTU, Amarkantak, M.P.
YOGIC Psychotherapist and counsellor was the theme of the 6th Session. It was presided by Chair Person Prof. J.S. Tripathi, Former HOD, Deptt. of Kayachikitsa, Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. The session discussed on the synchronized approach of Yoga in Management for Emotional Balance, Scope of Rehabilitation and Yagya therapy. The workshop concluded with a fruitful valedictory session which was graced by Honourable Chancellor of USTM Shri M. Hoque. The Chief Guest of the session was Prof BK Triparthi, Director, Inter University Centre for Teacher education, BHU, Varanasi. Prof. Tripathi emphasized on the importance of yoga and urged that this should be included in the regular academic curriculum by all the academic institutions. The Keynote Speaker was Dr. Ishwar V Basavaraddi, Director, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga. Chairperson of the session “END IS THE START POINT OF NEW YOGA ERA” was Prof GD Sharma, Honourable Vice Chancellor of USTM. There was yoga demonstration by Akhilesh Gupta under the guidance of Yogcharya Ashish Tandon and his team. The workshop concluded with vote of thanks delivered by Dr. R. K. Sharma, Advisor of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya. The organising team is very much satisfied that more than 1000 participants from across the country have participated in the workshop.